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19 Apr 2019 description

Natural disaster Assessment and Response Update:

Helmand: (Update of the flood Incident on 10 March)

Total number of families verified: 2,475

Total number of families assisted: 0

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 2,475= The distribution is planned tentatively on 22 April 2019 as access to the district for distribution is being coordinated.

Dishu district:

18 Apr 2019 description

Seasonal rainfall deficits continue to strengthen across the Greater Horn of Africa

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened moisture deficits in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

18 Apr 2019 description

Executive Summary

  • Extensive U.S. flooding leads to multi-billion-dollar impact in the Missouri & Mississippi River Basins

  • Cyclone Idai leaves nearly 1,100 people dead & causes a humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa

  • Windstorm Eberhard poised to become the costliest event of the 2018/19 season in Europe

8.0 billion Anticipated global cost of flooding events in March 2019 in USD

18 Apr 2019 description
  • After heavy rainfall that affected 22 out of the 34 Provinces of Afghanistan over the past few days, the death toll has risen to at least 16.
  • According to media, as of 18 April at 8.00 UTC, in eastern Nangarhar Province, 11 people have died, six are injured and 266 houses were washed away, while in the western Province of Herat the death toll stands at five.
  • Over the next 24 hours, weather conditions are expected to improve in the affected Provinces. Moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms is forecast in the northern and north-eastern provinces.
18 Apr 2019 description

Natural disaster Assessment and Response Update:

Helmand: (Update of the flood Incident on 10 March)

Total number of families verified: 2,475

Total number of families assisted: 0

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 2,475= The distribution is planned tentatively on 18 April 2019 as access to the district for distribution is being coordinated.

Dishu district:

17 Apr 2019 description
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting 16 out of 34 Provinces of Afghanistan over the past 48 hours, causing widespread flooding. Herat Province is most affected (particularly the districts of Obey, Kohsan, Karrokh, Shindand and Guzara).
  • According to media, as of 17 April at 8.00 UTC, five people lost their lives due to a house collapse in the western Herat Province and 17 people more are missing following a flood in Obey District. In the capital, Kabul, the Kabul River burst its banks and 110 houses have been damaged.
17 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• People are frequently forced to endure multiple displacements, reducing their coping and recovery capacities.

• 36% of IDPs and returnees are diagnosed with life-threatening noncommunicable diseases.

• Floods have had significant and devastating impacts on the fragile education systems.

• Conflict is consistently depriving Afghan children of an education in situations where their schools are occupied or damaged in fighting.

Displacement in Afghanistan

15 Apr 2019 description

Natural disaster Assessment and Response Update:

Helmand: (Update of the flood Incident on 10 March)

Total number of families verified: 2,475

Total number of families assisted: 0

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 2,475

Herat:

Total number of families verified: 1,425

Total number of families assisted: 1,363

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 63

15 Apr 2019 description

By Gorata Fembo, IFRC

The sound of heavy rain and the frightened screams of young children tore through the night and jolted Shahghul awake from his sleep. It was a wake-up call everyone dreaded.

“By the time I got myself together, part of the house was already submerged,” said Shahghul, who goes by one name. He is a volunteer for the Afghan Red Crescent Society in Band-e Chobee, a village in Karukh district in Herat province.

14 Apr 2019 description

Abundant seasonal water available for normal growth of crops and pastures

KEY MESSAGES

• Weak El Nino conditions that led to above-average precipitation in March across the country are expected to generate heavy rains in the north, northeast and central basins through the 2nd week of April.

13 Apr 2019 description

After a year of severe drought, flash floods have killed at least 77 people and destroyed thousands of homes in Afghanistan.

More than 42,000 people have been displaced by the floods since the start of 2019. In all, 163,000 people in 16 provinces need urgent help.

12 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

• potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

• new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity

12 Apr 2019 description

Drought conditions remain in southern Africa as abnormal dryness strengthens across the Greater Horn

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-February combined with high temperatures, have strengthened moisture deficits in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Africa Overview

12 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• USAID/FFP distributes 1,300 MT of food assistance to households affected by floods

• State/PRM offers critical support to displaced and returning populations

• USG provides additional $61 million in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Apr 2019 description
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Through Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) installed on major routes connecting to Herat City, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been monitoring inflows of drought-affected IDPs, since 9 September 2018. DTM identifies and registers only newly arriving IDPs, provides IDP Cards to registered families, and shares the information with World Food Programme and humanitarian partners to facilitate onward registration of newlyarriving IDPs into humanitarian assistance programmes.

10 Apr 2019 description

Key Figures

Annual Target (HRP) 1.3 Million

Total People Reached (March 2019) 108,254

Total People Reached (Year 2019) 573,710

No of Partners Responded 22

05 Apr 2019 description
report World Vision

Flash flooding today destroyed homes and causes further devasation in western Afghanistan, one week after tens of thousands were affected as floodwaters swept away homes and lives. The number of people impacted by today's flooding is not yet known, but early World Vision reports indicate it is worse than last week's.

04 Apr 2019 description

Droughts persist in southern Africa as rainfall deficits increase over dry areas of the Greater Horn

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-February combined with high temperatures, have strengthened moisture deficits in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

03 Apr 2019 description
report Frontier Post

KABUL (Agencies): Simultaneous with the elapse of a snowfall winter and advent of spring, our citizens are expecting a fertile season. But official data show that due to heavy rains and floods thousands households have been vagrant. The officials of Counter Natural Disasters Ministry said that in less than one month tens people died and hundreds injured due to floods.

Addressing the media, spokesman of that ministry Ahmad Tameem Azimi said, since 3rd of March 2019, 10400 homes have been destroyed totally while over 10000 others partially.